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New plants for AUTUMN 2018

Abutilon - Grapefruit

Description: A multi purpose shrub with salmon / rose pink cup shaped flowers that attract birds and bees. Prune regularly to shape.

Average height: 1.2m
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Dierama pulcherrimum

Description: A clump forming corm with narrow grass like leaves and delicate arching flower spikes.

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 120cm
Flowering time: Spring
Bloom/flower colour: Pink
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Exotic: Farfugium japonicum - Argenteum

Description: Very rare, difficult to propagate exotic perennial. Huge kidney shaped dark green leaves with white splashes. Yellow daisy like flowers in autumn.

Growing conditions: Shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 50cm
Flowering time: Autumn
Bloom/flower colour: Yellow
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R200.00  |   Buy now

Exotic: Salvia mexicana - Limelight

Description: A multi-stemmedclump forming exotic perennial with blue green leaves and showy purple flowers with lime green bracts. Attracts birds, b/flies and bees.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 1.4m
Flowering time: Sum - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: Purple
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Exotic: Trifolium rubens

Description: An upright exotic perennial with dark green clover like leavs. Fuzzy silvery red flowerheads in summer. Birds, bees and butterflies.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 75cm
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: Red
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Indigenous: Anisodontae julii

Description: A sparse suckering shrub with velvety maple type leaves. Cup-shaped deep pink flowers mostly in summer. Good hedge plant.

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 2m
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: Pink
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Ipomoea acuminata - Monas Blue

Description: Fast growing exotic climber with large sky blue flowers all season. Does NOT set seed, however stems of this species will root anywhere so watch where you plant it.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 3m
Flowering time: Spr - Sum
Bloom/flower colour: Blue
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Lathyrus latifolius

Description: An exotic climber with winged stems and blue green leaves. Suitable for a trellis or an arch. Racemes of pale pink / lilac flowers.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 2m
Flowering time: Sum - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: Pink
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Mandevilla laxa

Description: A vigorous, woody, twining vine. Fragrant white trumpet flowers, good for cut flowers, are borne in profusion in summer. Prune in late winter.

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 4m
Flowering time: Sum - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: White
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R75.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Maurandya barclayana - alba

Description: A tough exotic climber with soft green leaves and tubular white flowers all season. Use for an obelisk, a screen or as a ground cover.

Family: Plantaginaceae
Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 3m
Flowering time: Spr - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: White
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Mondia whitei

Description: A robust threatened indigenous climber. It grows in forests and riverine woodland. Thick veined leaves and clusters of red and white flowers in summer. Likes moist conditions. 20l bags

Growing conditions: Shade / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 5m
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: Red
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R100.00  |   Buy now

Muehlenbeckia complexa

Description: Vigorous exotic twining climber. Small round dark green leaves. Smallish greenish white flowers in summer. 20cm pots

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 3m
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: White
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Passiflora - Constance Elliot

Description: A vigorous exotic climber with bowl shaped white flowers in summer. Bees love it. Hardy to between -5 and - 10 degrees.

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 10m
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: White
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Rhododendron vireya

Description: A spectacular shrub with shiny green leaves. Clusters of yellow, pink or red blooms throughout the year. I grow them like azaleas and have been delighted with their performance. Some hybrids flower up to six times a year! They are also much more hardy than expected. An excellent container plant.

Growing conditions: Semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 1m
Spread: 80cm
Flowering time: All year
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Rubus fruticosus - Chester

Description: Self fertile exotic THORNLESS climber with small pink flowers then delicious black fruits in summer. Cut back canes after fruiting. Does extremely well in my garden.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 2m
Flowering time: Spr - Sum
Bloom/flower colour: Pink
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Ruttya fruticosa

Description: Rounded indigenous shrub with glossy dark green foliage and two-lipped black centred red flowers. Attracts bees, butterflies and birds. Waterwise

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 2m - not sure about this one
Flowering time: Win - Spr
Bloom/flower colour: Red
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Sambucus - Black lace

Description: A multi-stemmed exotic shrub with finely cut almost black foliage. Panicles of fragrant white flowers in summer. Medicinal and attracts insects. Prune hard in early spring.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 2m
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: White
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Scabiosa columbaria

Description: Clump forming hybrid perennial with rosettes of deeply lobed leaves. LARGE blue pom pom flowers. Butterflies

Growing conditions: Sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 60cm
Flowering time: Spr - Sum
Bloom/flower colour: Blue
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Scadoxus puniceus

Description: A rare spectacular indigenous bulb. Dense round red flowers appear before the erect leaves. Birds love it.

Growing conditions: Shade / semi shade
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 40cm
Flowering time: Spr - Sum
Bloom/flower colour: Red
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Schistostephium rotundifolium

Description: A tough water-wise indigenous perennial with attractive lobed silky leaves. Clusters of yellow flowers. Insects. Very special.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 1.2m
Flowering time: Aut - Win
Bloom/flower colour: Yellow
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Sisyrinchium striatum

Description: A clump-forming, evergreen perennial with linear to lance shaped, iris-like greyish green leaves. Spikes of pale yellow flowers in summer. It self seeds.

Growing conditions: Semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 70cm
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: Yellow
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Tephrosia grandiflora

Description: Sparse upright indigenous shrub with Soft feathery compound leaves. Pea like magenta flowers all year.

Growing conditions: Semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 1.5m
Flowering time: Spring
Bloom/flower colour: Purple
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Tephrosia pondoensis

Description: Endangered indigenous shrub /tree with fern-like furry leaves. Orange pea-like flowers in summer.

Growing conditions: Part shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 3m - mine never bigger than 1m
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: Orange
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Thunbergia grandiflora alba

Description: A vigorous woody stemmed exotic climber with heart-shaped dark green leaves. Trumpet shaped pale blue flowers in summer.

Origin: China, India, Nepal, Indochina and Burma
Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 10m
Flowering time: Sum - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: White
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R200.00  |   Buy now

Trichocladus ellipticus subsp ellipticus

Description: Upright shrub with dark stems and glossy leaves with furry brown undersides. Scented spiky cream flowers. Foliage for the vase. Photograph: Geoff Nichols

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 6m
Flowering time: Spr - Sum
Bloom/flower colour: Cream
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R100.00  |   Buy now

Wisteria floribunda

Description: A woody based exotic climber with pendant racemes of fragrant blue flowers in spring. Train on a wall, over an arch or free-standing.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 6m
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: Blue
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R200.00  |   Buy now